Michelle Obama’s “woe-is-me” tale about American racism rearing its ugly head when a Target shopper asked her for assistance during an “incognito” shopping trip isn’t finding much sympathy.
In fact, the first lady’s story – as told to a credulous People magazine in an interview to be published Friday and available in excerpts now– is getting outright scorn.
Here’s how Mrs. Obama put it in the interview:
I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
This unidentified woman – probably a short, white unidentified woman – actually thought the 5-11 Michelle Obama would be willing to help. The nerve of some short, white, unidentified people!
Here’s a sampling of some of the Twitter responses.
It doesn’t help Mrs. Obama’s cause that she described the incident completely differently in an interview two years ago with David Letterman. The video is available in this post.
But maybe she’s had time to think it over since then — and in light of the current racial hostility her allies on the left are generating, she’s seeing it in a whole new way.
On the other hand, maybe it wasn’t racism at all. Maybe the first lady was being discriminated against because short people secretly look down on tall people. (Really secretly.) They expect tall people to wait on them all the time.
@redsteeze im about her height & I’m the whitest girl in whitesville and other women are constantly asking me to reach things at the store.
— pinklogician (@pinklogician) December 17, 2014
Michelle Obama thought someone was being racist to her by asking her to help them reach something. pic.twitter.com/zRRJ7zPdlM
— S.M (@redsteeze) December 17, 2014
— Cameron Catia (@gilla5490) December 17, 2014
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